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Principles of Discipleship

We seek to become more like Jesus and more like the community around us.



Principles of Discipleship

We seek to become more like Jesus and more like the community around us.








As Jesus-followers, we are guided by five basic principles:  

 

1. Jesus is Lord.  

The discipline of worship

From this principle all others flow.  When we recognize that Jesus is Lord, that draws us to worship the God who comes to us in Jesus.  God always comes down to us - we don't have to strive to climb a ladder up to God - and that amazing gift we see in the person of Jesus is worthy of worship and praise.  

2. Everyone is welcome.

The discipline of evangelism

Literally, everyone.  No exceptions.  And there is plenty of room.  If Jesus is Lord,  then we must strive to live the welcome Jesus showed, including inviting, welcoming, and getting to know our neighbors both in the pew and in the community.  

3. Everyone has something to offer. 

The discipline of stewardship

We all have different gifts, skills, talents, abilities and resources.  No matter who you are, you have something to offer in worship and service to Jesus the Lord.  

4. Offering love changes people. 

The discipline of fellowship

Love is a powerful force for good in our relationships and communities.  Fear, anger, threats, or any other coercive means do not have the power to change hearts and minds - only love does.  And Jesus our Lord shows us this kind of love and encourages us to love one another as he first loved us.  

5. People are empowered by our witness to Jesus. 

The discipline of servanthood

Our witness to Jesus can be verbal, but also through action that affirms, empowers, accompanies people.  Jesus our Lord showed us what it means to be a servant - acting for the good of others because we know they are beloved by God.  

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8:15 a.m. traditional in the nave
(main worship space)

10 a.m. traditional in the nave
(main worship space)